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>> an unprecedented scandal. the anti-doping agency calls for russia to be suspended from all competitions. >> hello there, i'm barbara serra. you're watching al jazeera live from london. as violence continues in the west bank israel's prime minister meth meets barack obama in washington. celebrations in myanmar as early election results show major gains for the opposition party. and failing a generation,
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hundreds of thousands of syrian refugee children are missing out on an education. >> one of the biggest ever scandals has hit track and field athletics. the world anti-doping agency said that russia should be kicked out of the sport for widespread drug offenses. the iaaf said is it considering banning russia while interpol announces it's own investigation. there are recommendations of lifetime bans of five athletes and coaches.
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>> we have found cover ups. we have found destruction of samples in the laboratories. we found payments of money in order to conceal doping tests. >> in a moment we'll be seeking to rory challands who is live in moscow for us. first, in the iaaf headquarters, explosive stuff there. tell us more about exactly what is in this report and a bit more about the specific accusation. >> hi barbara, first we're outside of a hotel in geneva where the press conference of the independent commission set up by wada has been giving this report. this commission has been looking into allegations made in a german documentary that came out last december. in that documentary we showed
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russian coaches, members of the russian athletics federation being involved in doping, giving substances to athletes, allegations that they were extorting money from russian athletes to cover up positive samples. and the chair of this commission richard pound has said overwhelmingly that documentary has been corroborated, and the areas are systemic doping in russian athletics. russia is one of the powerhouses in world athletics. it's really a dark day for them. a dark day for athletics as a whole. the hope is now that this sport can push on and really become clean. the recommendation, of course, is that russia be suspended from athletic competitions, which could mean that it misses out orneryio 2016 next year. >> we'll be getting reaction from russia in just a few
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minutes. before you were mentions, the dark days that is the phrase that the president of the international association athletic federation used to describe not only what was coming out today but coming out about athletics for a while. they themselves have been stringent, they could have been stricter. >> could you repeat the last part of your question. >> could you speak to the criticism that the international athletics itself has come under? >> yes, they did criticize the iaaf for not doing enough in this case. it's been highlighted that it did take an investigative journalist to make these findings sebastian coe was
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elected last summer and may regret th--the good thing for sebastian coe. he's new in the job. he has a lot of credit for his role as an athlete, his role with london 2012. he may hope that this dark day turns into an opportunity today to show that someone might do something about it. >> paul rhs for us in geneva with that report revealed now as we just heard russian athletes are heavily implicated in it. more the latest reaction from moscow let's speak to rory challands. it didn't take long for them to come back with a response in these accusations. remind us of what he said. >> yes, well, he said that well, essentially from the press here,
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the calls for russia to be banned from athletics not objective because the organizations management was changed in the spring after the cases were detailed in this report. while there have been cases of doping in russia athletics, he said he doesn't think this is systemic in nature. but he wasn't the first person to react to this from a russian federal organization. actually, the first body that came out to speak about this was not to do the sport at all. it's an agency called the federal medical biological agency, and they were very--they had come out with damning reports with recommendations to disqualify russians from the athletics is politically motivated. someone who we not heard from
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yet is the sports minister. he was mentioned in the report and mentioned in the press conference by dick pound. he did speak yesterday and said broadly similar things that the athletics organization said. yes, russia does have problems with doping, but they're not systemic, and russia is dealing with it. keep in mind, they said it was inconceivable that the russian sports minister would have been unaware of the allegations that dick pound was making, and dick pound said if he was aware of them, then he's complicit in them. >> rory hlannds, thank you. . >> the u.s. president and israeli prime minister are holding their first face-to-face
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talks in more than a year. the focus will be on combating isil and israel's security. the talks come as violence as escalated in israel and the occupied palestinian territories during the past month. the relations between the u.s. and israel have been strained after the white house backed the deal to lift sanctions on iran allowing it to continue to develop its nuclear program. well, president obama obama gave more details about what the meeting would actually contain. >> in light of what continues to be chaotic situation in syria, this will give us an opportunity to discuss what is happening there. we'll have an opportunity to discuss how we can blunt the activities of isil, hezbollah, other organizations in the region that carry out terrorist
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attacks. >> let's get more now from our correspondent patty culhane. she's in washington, d.c. patty, israel, of course, is the u.s.' biggest ally. not least because of the iranian-nuclear deal. what does benjamin netanyahu want from president obama in terms of assurance? >> he wants more money. they're working on a new ten-year agreement. this is the way the u.s. funds israeli military projects. they do it over a ten-year period. the president wants to get it done before they're in office. if you think about it, the u.s. gives just over $3 billion a year after the iran deal there were reports that the prime minister was going to up the request to up to $5 billion a year. the white house not signaling that they're going to give that full amount, but they're negotiating, trying to send the message that they'll do what it takes to make israel more comfortable now that the iran
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nuclear deal is done. we've been told we don't expect there was an agreement that will come out today. we'll try to hash out what an agreement might look like. i think what we saw here in this oval office is offense times when these leaders get together it's more fiery than that, who can forget benjamin netanyahu shaking his finger the preside president. the thing that israel wanted to say when it came to the recent violence in the occupied territories saying they condemn incitement and israel has a right to protect itself. for his part netanyahu said that he believes what the president wants to hear that he's committed to a peace process and a final two-state solution. now i can tell you behind the scenes here top aides have told me that they have given up the idea that that can be
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accomplished during the president's time in office. >> the two haven't really ever seen eye to eye even before the iranian nuclear deal, but this is president obama's last year in office. how are other people who perhaps might be in office this time next year or nearly looking at this meeting, what else is there to gain for other players who aren't just obama. >> i can tell you that they would like to see a republican take office in the presidency because that's been one of the points the republican candidates have been hammering on, saying they have december missed the country's strongest ally in the region. they're promising to give them even more money. one of the things that some republicans circles here in town have been talking about is supplying israel with this new bond that the u.s. has developed. a massive penetrator or mob. it's the only bomb capable of reaching underground facilities in israel chose to strike those.
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the obama administration is reluctant to hand over that type of weaponry, but that is being discussed. it's a much different story if you talk about the democrats. hillary clinton has always been a very vocal supporter of israel. one of the things she recently said on the campaign trail if she was to win the presidency is that she just doesn't see a chance for a two-state solution or negotiations right now. she painted a broad window saying they could not talk in the situation in syria was resolved. until the kingdom of jordan would remain stable. she seems to be indicating that if she's elected there is not going to be a whole lot of pressure coming from her to get any sort of peace solution. >> patty culhane with the latest from washington, d.c. thank you. six people, two u.s. citizens a south african and three jordanians have been shot dead at a police training center in jordan. it happened in the outskirts of aman. they were shot by a jordanian police officer, who was then
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shot dead himself. roslind jordan joins me now to give the latest from washington, d.c. what is coming out on this--from the u.s.? >> the u.s. government is confirming that it was two u.s. government employees who were shot and killed during this incident. they don't know what the motive s and they're trying to avoid speculation because the investigation is just getting under way. the u.s. president barack obama noted the incident in his hoping remarks with the israeli prime minister a short time ago that he didn't say much more other than the families have been notified and that the u.s. i is--this facility is--this facility
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>> the only live national news show at 11:00 eastern. >> we start with breaking news.
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>> myanmar's ruling party has conceded defeat in the nation's
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first properly held election in decades. the commission has already announcing results which place the main opposition party to win by a lan landslide majority. aung san suu kyi is the leader of the opposition party. it needs 67% of seats to take full control of parliament and choose a president, a role that aung san suu kyi is not allowed to hold. the final tally is not expected for day, and it could be followed by weeks of political wrangling. the new president will take power at the end of march. but there is likely to be tension between now and then as we now have reports. >> bold predictions. the day after a landmark election in myanmar. the newspapers are already predicting a win for the main opposition party. the national league for
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democracy or nld. on the streets people weren't shy about saying who they want in government. >> i want to see an elitist country. that's why i voted nld. >> i want aung san suu to lead the country. >> if she leads us the country will be better. >> five years ago when myanmar was still under military rule few would have dared to mention the name of political prisoner aung san suu kyi. now her party could form the next government. >> until this time the election results have not been declared. i think everyone already knows or has guessed what the election result is. >> myanmar's election commission is expected to announce the final result in two weeks. >> the 2015 general election was a peaceful one and it can be seen that it was peacefully and
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successfully. >> some question whether these complaints will be properly hand amed. >> there are concerns, particularly in impartiality. >> as the votes are being tallied it will become clearer in the coming days whether this election was carried out in a credible way. the fact that the election was carried out smoothly and people were able to vote for the candidate of their choice is already been seen by many as progress while it's countries that only five years ago was a military dictatorship. al jazeera. yangon. >> croatia's conservative opposition has narrowly won sunday's parliamentary election. but the winning party now faces tough tops to form a coalition government. the vote was dominated by the economy and the ongoing refugee crisis facing europe. the outgoing government has been
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criticized for failing to deal with the influx of refugees. hundreds of elderly people in kenya are being murdered every year after being accused of witchcraft often by their own relatives. malcolm web has been to one place where they're finding refugee. three hours drive from the nearest town this remote village is a shelter for old people who have been adduced of witchcraft. they come here to hide from their neighbors who threaten to kill them. it is a problem here. charities say more than 200 old people are killed every year accused of being witches. this woman was accused by her own relatives. >> it was some of my family members who chased me from my home. i have some problems with my joints. they found it strange, and they said that i was a witch and sent me away. >> to the people who run the
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shelter who believe in witchcraft, everyone who comes here has to go through this ceremony, whether they believe in it or in the. those who do think the shaving cleanses people who were witches. people hold traditional beliefs very strongly and they're allowed to com--and they're not allowed to come in the enclosure. but behind every story of witchcraft, there is a dispute over land or livestock, and behind that is a context of extreme poverty. in this woman's case she had inherited hammer land from her laid husband. she thinks some of her children want to sell it. the local chief told us limited land are growing population and lack of education and jobs have made people desperate. >> because people want to inherit the land and find a way
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the moment we heal thi--we kill this person we shall be free. the land will be ours. they find ways of eliminating the elders. >> this woman said she didn't know what happened to her land since she fled but she wanted to come with us to find out. this is all that is left of her house. the grass roof burned, the walls pushed down. next door she finds some of her grandchildren and her daughter-in-law. one of her sons is here, too. he didn't want to talk to her or about who was responsible. the police who came with us said it was not safe for her to stay here. but before we left with her, she spent a moment with her grandchildren. she says whens she was their age old people were always cared for by their families. now she doesn't know if she'll ever come home or see them again. malcolm webb, al jazeera. >> the security council will meet later to discuss the recent
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violence in burundi. the police are searching for gunmen who killed at least nine people in the capital on saturday. it happened just hours after a deadline for civilians to hand in weapons. security forces have been conducting door-to-door searches for hidden weapons. one of the most popular foods is now back on the shelves after a five months ban. maggie noodles were banned after tests found they contained dangerous levels of lead. >> maggie noodles was a phenomenally well selling product you could find it in small storie stores throughout the country. it was cheap, too. just $0.20 for a serving. in june the product was banned after government testing found highly unaccepted lead levels in samples. that led to the product being
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pulled from store shelves and many workers who made it to be laid off. the indian company took a hit to its profits and reputation. but now new samples found that the lead limits were back within acceptable norms. but now there is a new problem. getting a product that was available virtually everyone back on store shelves. but on monday the product was the company made an announcement that the product would be available on online. they're confident by next week markets like this one will be filled with people buying maggi here and around the country. >> hashish has been found by police in spain. the drugs were piled inside luxury cars inside of a warehouse in the southwest mediterranean coastal city.
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a show opens in london on wednesday devoted to the work of alexander coulter, the man credited for inventing the mobile sculpture. >> they barely move in the museum where the windows are closed, no breezes wafting by. alexander wanted his michaels to stir gently like clouds across the sky. there are a hundred works by the artist looking at his sculture of mobile style. he turned sculpture on its head. before he game along it was usually marble you moved around. >> he's credited for inventing the mobile, which is no small statement coulter really freed
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sculpture off the pedestal. moving it from something spastic and solid, and he brings it out in the gallery. out in the space. >> coulter was gregarious, larger than life character, but his grandson remembers a very intense artist. >> when he was at work he was deadly serious. the studio was silent. he worked by himself. he never had an assistant in his entire career. he didn't play music. he didn't kid around. he was at work. he was very, very focused. >> that focus has earned calder a place among the great modern art, and his shows are always well attended. >> it's no surprise that calder is so popular. the joyfulness and playfulness in his work that is not found in modern art. >> the show ends with black widow, but calder carried on working until his death in 1976
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leaving a legacy of 6,000 works all carefully balanced to glide in the air providing hours of entertainment. jessica baldwin, al jazeera london. >> much more on the website, the address, www.aljazeera.com. >> he calls it the right thing to do. th making amends, president obama meeting with benjamin netanyahu for the first time. and a sweeping victory, the opposition in myanmar appears to win in a landslide, ushering in a new chapter for that nation.
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